Japanese Lab Invents Internet Kissing Machine
A Japanese laboratory has invented a device that allows people to french kiss over the internet. Users wiggle their tongue on a plastic straw and the machine makes another plastic straw move in unison on a second users’ tongue in a different location.
CNN reports that the kiss transmission device was invented at Kajimoto Laboratory, part of the University of Electro-Communications, in Tokyo. The inventors believe their machine is but the beginning of what may one day become a “full-on person-to-person experience over the internet.”
How does it work? According to CNN, a computer program stores the movements of the kisser’s tongue and then transmits them to the second device, causing the straws to move.
This odd invention could help lovers in long-distance relationships stay more intimately connected with each other. The data stored from each kiss can also be stored digitally and replayed over and over again. “For example, if you have a popular entertainer use this device and record it, that could be hugely popular if you offer it to fans,” researcher Nobuhiro Takahashi told CNN.
Still, the researchers acknowledge the limitations of their invention. “The elements of a kiss include the senses of taste, the manner of breathing and the moistness of the tongue,” Takahashi said. “If we can re-create all of those, I think it will be a really powerful device.”